Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Gray’

Housing For All Win! Mayor Gray announces $100 million in DC budget

March 28, 2013 • Comments Off on Housing For All Win! Mayor Gray announces $100 million in DC budget

Today Mayor Gray released his proposed DC budget, including $100 million in additional money for affordable housing! We applaud Mayor Gray for following through on the commitment he made at the State of the District Address this winter.  His plan makes strong  investments in the production and preservation of affordable housing.  (See a full description […]

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Task Force sets 10,000 unit goal

March 13, 2013 • Comments Off on Task Force sets 10,000 unit goal

On Tuesday,  Mayor Gray announced the recommendations of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force in a report titled Bridges to Opportunity. For the last two years, the Housing For All Campaign has called for the District government to provide more housing that District residents can afford. We were happy to see that the first two […]

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Housing For All Rally: Strong voices and vision for affordable housing

January 29, 2013 • 1 Comment »

Hundreds rallied on Saturday at the Martin Luther King Library under banners reading “Housing For All: A Vision for DC” and “No one is homeless, rent is affordable, residents aren’t displaced, homeownership is possible.” Over 300 people packed the library’s Great Hall in a rally organized by the Housing For All Campaign, a project of […]

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Housing Task Force moves towards goal setting

November 15, 2012 • No Comments »

As the Comprehensive housing Strategy Task Force moves towards a conclusion, Task Force members and the public are beginning to focus on measurable solutions to affordable housing need. Task Force members met Wednesday morning and laid out a timeline for having recommendations ready for Mayor Gray by mid-January. This includes a meeting discuss the Vision […]

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Housing Task Force hearing packs room with four hours of passionate testimony

October 23, 2012 • 2 Comments »

At 9:28 pm  last night, Tom Gregory began his testimony by announcing that it was 28 minutes into the presidential debates. That also meant that the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force was 28 minutes beyond the 3 hour window of public comment they had set. For nearly 4 hours, the Task Force took testimony from […]

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Get ready for the Housing Task Force!

October 15, 2012 • No Comments »

  Next Monday will be the first of two public hearings of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force. Created in February by Mayor Gray, this Task Force is responsible for creating a District-wide housing strategy. The Task Force has met through the spring and summer as a whole committee and through working groups such as: […]

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Call Mayor Gray: you can use $140 million to restore the Housing Production Trust Fund

October 11, 2012 • No Comments »

At the end of September, the District learned that the DC government had collected $140 million in taxes above what they had expected in Fiscal Year 2012. During the same time, the District has cut housing and other important programs to balance the budget. One of these programs is the Housing Production Trust Fund, which […]

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How Will Gray’s Budget Address Affordable Housing?

March 19, 2012 • No Comments »

Mayor Gray is expected to release his proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget this Friday, a month after the One City Summit. Gray pledged to use the summit’s results to shape both his administration and the budget. On Friday, we’ll find out just how the budget addresses the summit’s topparticipant-generated concern: the District’s lack of affordable housing. […]

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The time is now for permanent, affordable housing.

February 29, 2012 • No Comments »

This winter, the need for affordable housing has become a major focus of city officials and the local media. Residents of all backgrounds and income levels raised concerns about affordable housing at Mayor Gray’s One City Summit. The One City Summit was designed to collect input from District residents about their concerns and priorities.  At […]

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State of the District: DC Needs Good Jobs and Affordable Housing

February 7, 2012 • 1 Comment »

In tonight’s state of the District address, Mayor Gray continued to downplay the increasing need for affordable housing in Washington, DC. He is surprisingly quiet on an issue that impacts tens of thousands of District families and workers. After mentioning in his opening remarks that many residents struggle to afford their rent, he did not […]

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